I paint to discover my inner self, my soul. Nurturing the soul, having it permeate every aspect of life, is the way toward an authentically fulfilling life.  I strive to find authenticity in my life through my painting.

Abstract and non-objective painting is a journey of self discovery.  Each painting is a new quest: The materials and I are blank canvases, without preconceptions.  I remove myself from the process as I become the channel of shape, color, line, texture and form.  I find my inspiration and my authenticity in return. The painting is finished when we are one.

“How long does it take to complete a painting?” is the question every artist is asked.  “A lifetime,” is my answer.  My paintings come from my entire life’s experience: The techniques, colors, applications, and the finished painting itself present my life.

My paintings are complex: Color, texture, method, material, application, style, and technique constantly change as the unpredictable, intuitive challenge unfolds on the canvas.  It is exciting to recognize myself on the canvas, to know a painting is complete.